Update Theme & Plugins

There are two ways to update your Theme:

  • The first method is the Auto-Update feature which requires you to register your purchase via Product Registration.
  • The second method is manual update Theme, either via FTP or WordPress. This way requires you to download the theme files from ThemeForest. Before you update, Please remember to always check our Important Update Information article which is updated in each new version. You have to backup the site and database before update the theme (in case of any error)

Important Update Information: Before update a new version of the theme, kindly backup your theme, file and database

1. Auto-Update Method

Step 1 – Make sure that you have registered by your purchase code in Product Registration

Step 2 – Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes of your installation.

Step 3 – Under the ‘Themes’ section, you’ll see the Traveler update notification.

Step 4 – Click on “Update Now” button to start the update.

Step 5 – Wait for the update to complete. A success notification will be displayed when the theme is successfully updated.

Step 6 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins.

Notice: After the update the Theme, you will also receive a notification to update the required plugins.

  • Traveler code and Option tree plugins will be auto-updated by click on the updated plugin in the system.
  • Other plugins (eg WP Bakery Page Builder): deactivated plugin first. After that, click on Update Require

2. Manual Update Method

With the Manual Update Method, you can either choose to manually upload the theme files via FTP or WordPress. Before you manually update, you have to download the theme files from ThemeForest.

2.1. Download The Traveler Theme Files From ThemeForest

Step 1 – Login your ThemeForest account, navigate to ‘Downloads’ tab and locate your Traveler theme purchase.

Step 2 – Click the ‘Download’ button and choose either download the ‘Install-able WordPress file only’, which is just the WordPress install-able file or choose to download ‘All Files & Documentation’ which is the full Traveler theme package.

Step 3 – After download the files, you need decide to upload the theme files via FTP or WordPress. For instructions on both methods, please continue read following information.

2.2. Update Traveler via FTP

Upload the theme files via FTP requires you to delete your old theme folder entirely. This can ensure that any deprecated theme files are completely removed.

Step 1 – Login your server using FTP and navigate to the wp-content > themes folder. Here you’ll find a folder ‘traveler’.

Step 2 – Backup the ‘Traveler’ theme folder by saving it in your computer, or simply delete it. Your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customization to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files will be lost unless you’re using a child theme.

Step 3 – Retrieve the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the install-able WordPress file, then you only need to extract it to get into the ‘Traveler’ folder. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package you must extract it to access the ‘traveler.zip’ file, and then extract the  ‘traveler.zip’ file to get into the ‘traveler’ folder.

Step 4 – Once extracted you can drag and drop the new Traveler theme folder into wp-content > themes folder location. Make sure the folder is traveler.

Step 5 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins

2.3. Update Traveler via WordPress

Step 1 – First you need to deactivate your current Traveler theme located in the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes section of your Installation. To deactivate, simply switch to a different theme. For example, the default WordPress Twenty Sixteen theme.

Step 2 – After deactivate you can delete it. To do this, hover over the theme thumbnail then click ‘Theme Details’. In the bottom right corner of the window, click the ‘Delete’ button. Your content such as pages, options, images and posts will not be lost or erased by doing this. However, any customization to the theme’s core files, such as PHP files will be lost unless you’re using a child theme.

Step 3 – Retrieve the theme files you’ve just downloaded. If you’ve downloaded the install-able WordPress file, then you do not need to extract it. If you’ve downloaded the Full Theme Package, you have to extract it once to access the secondary ‘traveler.zip’ file.

Step 4 – For install, navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Appearance > Themes section of your installation, once again, and click the ‘Add New’ button near the top of the page. Click the ‘Upload Theme’ button.

Step 5 – Click on the ‘Choose File’ button and select the Install-able ‘traveler.zip’ file and upload. When it uploaded, click ‘Install Now’.

Step 5 – When this has been successfully completed, re-activate the theme by click the ‘Activate’ link.

Step 6 – Don’t forget to update the required plugins